Dayton Says He’s Undecided On Special Session
ST. PAUL (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he hasn't decided whether to call lawmakers back to St. Paul to try and pass funding for transportation and public works proposals.
Dayton says he won't be calling legislators back to St. Paul for a special session in the next couple days but will decide later whether he thinks it's necessary. The Democratic governor called the Legislature's failure on Sunday night to pass a so-called bonding bill a "travesty."
The Legislature devolved into chaos in its final minutes.
Dayton spoke favorably of both a $260 million package of tax cuts and credits and a spending package that includes some items he deems critical such as a voluntary statewide preschool program.
He says he will begin reviewing those two pieces once he receives them but that his consideration of them won't be tied to a potential special session.